Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More verbal rambling

I have been avoiding the news of late because I am fed up with reports on the down turn in the economy, predicted food shortages and stagnant mortgage markets which all amounts to a Global crisis.

If all these things were not affecting us in the west then I doubt if they would be given much coverage.

On a personal note I have been waiting seven years for some shares to come to fruition from a company bonus payment, and now the shares market has began to fall I will have lost nearly a quarter of their worth in a matter of months. This would have been enough to keep the wolf away from the door until Christmas at least. [If he comes now we may have to kill and eat him for Christmas dinner]

With all the problems relating to food shortages maybe now we may think about how what we produce and demand as consumers will affect the whole of the world’s population and not just the wealthy west.

This crisis should be less about how much bio fuel crops we can create and more about the crops people can eat. I understand those crops for fuel that will be used to get us to the shops in our cars are now being planted in fields designated for the food crops we buy in the shops! It is not rocket science is it?

If it all goes ‘tits-up’ the media are already getting ready an escape goat in the form of China by repeatedly running stories refering to all the cheap goods it supplies [which we all wear or use], or even the emissions it creates, [more than the US!] or because of its citizens demands to live like us in the west. [Greedily]

And on top of that they cannot even organise an Olympic torch relay.
The Pope is visiting the US and has told reporters on board his plane that he was “deeply ashamed” of sexual abuse by the US clergy. The US Catholic Church has paid out $2bn (£1bn) in settlement for clergy sexual abuse cases in recent years.

Wouldn’t you think the US president would be a little reluctant to allow the leader of a Paedophile ring into the US let alone greeting him at the airport?

Will Tony Blair pop his ugly little smiley head up in the US over the next day or so to meet with the Pope as reward for supporting the alliance in Iraq?

I apologise to all Catholics now for my irreverence, I do not resent you your faith, just those that run it. [And now I must jump back into bed with the Devil?]
I am away for a day or two from today, [if you know where I live then there is little or nothing of any value in the house, unless you count my step daughter who is worth at least three camels and a Snickers bar].
We are off to stay at my partner’s ex in-laws for a couple of days, who have moved down south to be nearer the sea. Unfortunately this means they are further away from their family and friends however it does provide a good base for folk who wish to visit to be near the seaside, such as us.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Is this me?

Because I have nothing much to say, the following is nothing much when all said and done, so don’t expect the usual ramblings bemoaning politicians or religion, I have been to busy getting on with, well not a lot.

What is it about me over the last few days that has made me more lethargic that normal and a little less het up about stuff?
Even when my new care broke down I was not fazed by it, not yet at any rate; mind you I will not be able to sort anything out until office hours tomorrow morning.

I can only surmise that the prescribed tablets I am taking are beginning to affect my well being and I never even knew I had a well being!

But whilst I am being well…

I won my opening game of bowls on the first day of the new season today [21-6], the team also won, which gets us off to a good start for the Sunday league. I hope I can do as well for my other team whom I shall be playing for on a Wednesday and Saturday evening.

I purchased a Toy Story Woody for my three year old daughter, who loves the film having had 1 and 2 bought for her birthday, just a Buzz Lightyear to get for her now, good old ebay eh?

My mother has been with us all weekend and she had hogged the TV watching the US Masters [what a chocolate box setting Augusta is]. I believe the winner is set to win £675,000, it would take me another 20+ years or more to earn that amount of money; that is 35,526 Woody’s!

I also have to admit to enjoying the golf for some strange reason, I am not normally a fan.

I have not nagged my sister to come and visit us whilst our mother is with us, despite the fact that my sister lives no more than four miles away she rarely breaks her routine for anyone or anything, it would interfere too much with her time spent with her husband down the pub; they have no children.

I have been exceptionally nice to my step daughter, not that I am usually that unpleasant with her it’s just that I treat her like I am her Dad and tend to get onto her to stop moping about the house feeling sorry for herself, the usual teenage thing. [Only she is 21 this year, but still liable to lapses of teenage angst]

Tomorrow I am due to see my GP, I will have to tell him these tablets are not agreeing with me at all.